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'92 Legacy Turbo Sedan has ABS light on.
Posted 17 March 2004 - 02:53 AM
Should i really take it to a dealer? Or is there something i can do to help maintain the ABS system. I noticed the ABS lines that run to the front passenger corner of the engine bay.
Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:00 AM
Jokes aside, the light means that the ABS will NOT function, it's off. Most common cause is broken or dirty pulse rings, which you need to check from behind the brake disc.
If these are okay, then maybe a wire connecting to one of these sensor assemblies is broken.
Sometimes, a faulty brake hose will trigger the light. Check all the brake hoses, if one or more is "ballooning" then the ABS computer gets confused because the brake line pressure fluctuates wildy.
If none of the above, then it might - God forbid - be an internal fault in the ABS computer
Posted 17 March 2004 - 09:30 AM
Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:15 AM
Moral of the story: when you go to fix it, MAKE SURE THE COTTER PIN IS IN THE NUT!!!! The last mechanic that saw the car (about a year ago, before I owned it) apparently doesn't understand the importance of such things. I'm just glad it happened AFTER I drove from Indiana to Seattle, WA!
Hope this never happens to you! Good luck man!
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:47 PM
Low brake pads: the ABS light can be an indicator because the caliper has to squeeze a lot more to make the car stop. Can also indicate low brake fluid. Check it lately?
Alternator problems: last time mine went on, the alternator died the same night, like an hour later! (And yes, the manual says that it is an indicator of alternator failure).
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:50 PM
I just got the car yesterday, checked the oil and thats about it. The car needs new brakes.... seems like the rotors are starting to warp. Hope their as easy to replace as EA81's are.
Maybe after I got new pads, rotors and bleed the brakes things will change.
Are there any other proceedures involved when bleeding the brakes on a car with ABS?
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:55 PM
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